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DNA extraction from frozen blood

Dr. J.P. Clewley jclewley at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Fri Oct 18 10:55:23 EST 1996

mplewinska at earthlink.net (Magdalena Cano Plewinska) asked for an
extraction method from frozen blood.

I'd use a guanidium isothiocynate method. Dump the blood in and
extract lots of times.

On this topic I have a question of my own:

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to transport blood from Africa
to Europe and then extract DNA and PCR proviral DNA. Once the blood is
collected there will be no lab. facilities for centrifugation or 
freezing (think jungle). It will just have to go in a tube (or whatever)
and be carried to the lab. in Europe. We can get the tubes containing
?GTC? or <your suggestion here> to the place in Africa where the
blood is going to be collected. Any ideas?

Jon Clewley
Virus Reference Division
Central Public Health Laboratory
61 Colindale Avenue
London NW9 5HT
United Kingdom

Phone: + 44 (0) 181 200 4400 ext 3245
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Email: jclewley at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
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